Environment

Nets to protect crops in Matavera

Wednesday April 18, 2018

A grant of $2000 is to be used to protect agricultural crops on Rarotonga.

This weekly column is supplied by Te Ipukarea Society. It deals with environmental and conservation matters of concern to the Cook Islands.

Te Mato Vai project to cost more

Thursday April 12, 2018

Finance minister Mark Brown has admitted that the Te Mato Vai project will cost more than the $60 million that was first indicated.

The investigation into Ministry of Marine Resources secretary Ben Ponia is about his conduct and has nothing to do with stealing, dishonesty or corruption, says Public Service Commissioner Russell Thomas.

To better manage environmental information, the Cook Islands National Environment Service (NES) has introduced a new portal that can store and share datasets, reports, images and other files that examine current environmental conditions.

Te Ipukarea Society is a member of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and is currently the only member in the Cook Islands. 

New tool measures disaster losses

Saturday April 07, 2018

An online tool has been launched by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction.

Te Ipukarea Society’s project officer Alanna Smith has worked on two projects with school students on Mangaia recently as well as starting a sea bird survey project on the island.

Since the start of the 2018 school year, Avarua Primary School pupils have been engaged in a flurry of activity studying the topic of climate change.

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